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Increasing Productivity Growth in Middle Income Countries

Increasing Productivity Growth in Middle Income Countries »

Source: Increasing Productivity Growth in Middle Income Countries

Volume/Issue: 2015/2

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): Aidar Abdychev , La-Bhus Fah Jirasavetakul , Andrew Jonelis , Lamin Leigh , Ashwin Moheeput , Friska Parulian , Ara Stepanyan , and Albert Touna Mama

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 13 January 2015

ISBN: 9781484328439

Keywords: Growth, potential growth&;amp;#x2026;, environment, debt, productivity growth, economics, trade, Forecasting and Other Model Applications, Forecasting and Simulation, One

Many small middle-income countries (SMICs) in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have experienced a moderation in growth in recent years. Although factor accumulation, most notably capital deepening, was crucial to the succe...

How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies?

How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies? »

Source: How Large Are Global Energy Subsidies?

Volume/Issue: 2015/105

Series: IMF Working Papers

Author(s): David Coady , Ian Parry , Louis Sears , and Baoping Shang

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 18 May 2015

ISBN: 9781513532196

Keywords: energy subsidies, efficient taxation, deadweight loss, revenue, subsidies, tax, vehicle, traffic, subsidy, Demand and Supply

This paper provides a comprehensive, updated picture of energy subsidies at the global and regional levels. It focuses on the broad notion of post-tax energy subsidies, which arise when consumer prices are below su...

From Ambition to Execution

From Ambition to Execution »

Source: From Ambition to Execution : Policies in Support of Sustainable Development Goals

Volume/Issue: 2015/18

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Stefania Fabrizio , Rodrigo Garcia-Verdu , Catherine Pattillo , Adrian Peralta-Alva , Andrea Presbitero , Baoping Shang , Genevieve Verdier , Marie-Therese Camilleri , Kazuaki Washimi , Lisa Kolovich , Monique Newiak , Martin Cihak , Inci Otker , Luis-Felipe Zanna , and Carol Baker

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 September 2015

ISBN: 9781513573304

Keywords: Inclusive growth, Income inequality, Gender, Environmental sustainability, Sustainable development, Fiscal policy, Developing countries, sustainable development goals, growth, structural transformation

The formal launch of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) sets the global development agenda through 2030, placing significant emphasis on promoting social and environmental sustainability alongside economic gr...

Economic Diversification in the GCC

Economic Diversification in the GCC »

Source: Economic Diversification in the GCC : Past, Present, and Future

Volume/Issue: 2014/12

Series: Staff Discussion Notes

Author(s): Tim Callen , Reda Cherif , Fuad Hasanov , Amgad Hegazy , and Padamja Khandelwal

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 23 December 2014

ISBN: 9781498303231

Keywords: Export diversification, Exports, Bahrain, Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf, Cross country analysis, Economic growth, Oil revenues, Oman, Private sector, Saudi Arabia

Abstract: The economies of the six Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are heavily reliant on oil. Greater economic diversification would reduce their exposure to volatility and uncertainty in the global oil m...

Chapter 4. Increasing Productivity Growth in Small Middle-Income Countries

Chapter 4. Increasing Productivity Growth in Small Middle-Income Countries »

Source: Africa on the Move : Unlocking the Potential of Small Middle-Income States

Series: Books

Author(s): Lamin Leigh , and Ali Mansoor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513588605

Keywords: Economic growth, Infrastructure, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Economic development, Poverty eradication, environment, employment, bank, unemployment, labor

As indicated in Chapter 1, prudent macroeconomic management and improved institutional settings in many of the small middle-income countries (SMICs) in sub-Saharan Africa resulted in impressive economic perf...

Chapter 2. Macroeconomic Vulnerability: Reserves Adequacy and Fiscal Policy

Chapter 2. Macroeconomic Vulnerability: Reserves Adequacy and Fiscal Policy »

Source: Africa on the Move : Unlocking the Potential of Small Middle-Income States

Series: Books

Author(s): Lamin Leigh , and Ali Mansoor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513588605

Keywords: Economic growth, Infrastructure, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Economic development, Poverty eradication, environment, employment, bank, unemployment, labor

The turbulence in global markets in the past few years underscores the importance of reassessing the adequacy of international reserves, including for small middle-income countries (SMICs) in sub-Saharan Afr...

Chapter 1. Introduction

Chapter 1. Introduction »

Source: Africa on the Move : Unlocking the Potential of Small Middle-Income States

Series: Books

Author(s): Lamin Leigh , and Ali Mansoor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513588605

Keywords: Economic growth, Infrastructure, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Economic development, Poverty eradication, environment, employment, bank, unemployment, labor

Background Sub-Saharan Africa has experienced strong growth since 1992, prompting many observers to argue that the region has reached a turning point in its development history and i...

Chapter 6. Political Economy of Reform

Chapter 6. Political Economy of Reform »

Source: Africa on the Move : Unlocking the Potential of Small Middle-Income States

Series: Books

Author(s): Lamin Leigh , and Ali Mansoor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513588605

Keywords: Economic growth, Infrastructure, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Economic development, Poverty eradication, environment, employment, bank, unemployment, labor

Thus far, this book has discussed the macroeconomic vulnerability faced by small middle-income countries (SMICs) in sub-Saharan Africa, assessed how labor market outcomes can be improved by reforms that cont...

Chapter 5. Financial Inclusion and Stability in Africa’s Middle-Income Countries

Chapter 5. Financial Inclusion and Stability in Africa’s Middle-Income Countries »

Source: Africa on the Move : Unlocking the Potential of Small Middle-Income States

Series: Books

Author(s): Lamin Leigh , and Ali Mansoor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513588605

Keywords: Economic growth, Infrastructure, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Economic development, Poverty eradication, environment, employment, bank, unemployment, labor

The financial sector continues to deepen and broaden in many small middle-income countries (SMICs) in sub-Saharan Africa, with global regulatory reform providing input for national regulatory settings. Altho...

Chapter 3. Long-Term Implications of Fiscal Policy for Labor Market Outcomes

Chapter 3. Long-Term Implications of Fiscal Policy for Labor Market Outcomes »

Source: Africa on the Move : Unlocking the Potential of Small Middle-Income States

Series: Books

Author(s): Lamin Leigh , and Ali Mansoor

Publisher: INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

Publication Date: 22 January 2016

ISBN: 9781513588605

Keywords: Economic growth, Infrastructure, Macroprudential policies and financial stability, Economic development, Poverty eradication, environment, employment, bank, unemployment, labor

Policymakers sometimes view the expansion of public employment as a useful tool for reducing high unemployment. This is probably one of the reasons public employment accounts for an important share of total...